were greeted by Jake and Lindsay in Founder Park and Lindsay had cookies in hand! My kind of girl!! These weren’t “break and bake”, they were homemade, custom decorated cookies that looked like they came straight from the bakery! They were beautiful! (And I say “were” because they are no longer with us…. they were delicious). Jake and Lindsay were all smiles and their laughter made their shoot so joyful and so much fun! We walked the streets of Old Town Alexandria and found little nooks and crannies to shoot in!
Cobblestone streets, colorful doorways, beautiful fall leaves… it couldn’t have been a more beautiful evening. I love long distance engagement shoots because most of the time, Michael gets to come along with me! It’s so much fun for Michael to get to know our 2014 couples and join us for their shoot. It kind of feels like a little double date! :) Lindsay and Jake are going to have such a beautiful wedding day next year and we can’t wait to be a part of it!! Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together this past Friday! I’m off to host our 2nd two day workshop in our new home!! 12 Photographers from all over will be arriving soon! Can’t wait!!They are just too much fun. I loved them from the very beginning! Sharp! You two look amazing and SO classy!!! Lindsay! Look at you on the left! WOW!!! Love their smiles! They have a “thing” for ducks… and 3 mallard couples floated by just as we were shooting by the water. Perfect:) Love this.
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.